If you’ve been annoyed by the trend of studios releasing teasers for the full trailers that will debut during Sunday’s Super Bowl, you can at least be relieved that Paramount and Skydance Productions have unveiled the full Terminator: Genisys Super Bowl trailer online a few days early. This spot is, unsurprisingly, geared towards the testosterone-fueled demographic, and I have to wonder if that will be Paramount’s marketing focus now that the early response from the film-inclined and Terminator faithful has been pretty negative. The first trailer wasn’t great, and the film looks to be kind of a rehash reliant on nostalgia, as the story recreates scenes from the first two Terminator films before Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) is sent back to the 1980s and finds himself in a very different timeline. That’s interesting enough, but the focus here looks to be on explosions and big set pieces rather than interesting/terrifying sci-fi like the first two films.
I’ve yet to see anything in these trailers that convinces me that I need to see this movie, but I’m still hoping to be pleasantly surprised.
Watch the Terminator: Genisys Super Bowl trailer below, followed by a new poster. The film also stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Matthew Smith, Courtney B. Vance, and Byung Hun-Lee. Terminator: Genisys opens in 3D on July 1st.
Here’s the official synopsis for Terminator: Genisys:
When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…